Dr Patrick Cook is a member of the University of Cambridge, Classics Faculty and Christ's College. He has recently been awarded a Cambridge PhD. He is also well known for his participation in University Challenge, a BBC TV programme.
His interests are in the cultural history of the Roman world (broadly defined). Within that wide field, his current research is on the development of Roman discourse of human physical appearance from the first century BCE to the fourth century CE.
This is one of a series of free lectures hosted by the Friends of St. Giles' Church, given every second Thursday of the Month at 11am in St Giles' Church. Refreshments are served from 10.30 am. Full details of each lecture are normally given three weeks in advance.
Further talks in 2017:
11th May - Mike Petty, "Reflections on discovering Cambridge's past".
8th June - Geoff Dumbreck, "On the Edge of Europe: a Journey to the Faroes".
13th July - Max Kramer, "The other Ezekiel: a Greek tragedy".
No talk in August
9th November - Peter Jackson, tba
14th December - Rev'd Dr. Lynne Broughton - "The Seven Deadly Sins (and a few Lively Virtues)".